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Cognitive Distortions: How They Influence the Way We Act and Feel

Cognitive Distortions: How They Influence the Way We Act and Feel

Cognitive Distortions were originated by Aaron Beck in the 1960’s. Cognitive distortions are irrational beliefs that influence feelings and behaviors. Below are common cognitive distortions: Catastrophizing: Thinking only the worst outcome of situations. Jumping to...

Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health

Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health

With the pandemic far from over, now may not be the right time for leisure travel. But that doesn’t mean trip planning is canceled too. There’s some good news for globe-trotters: According to researchers, looking ahead to your next adventure could benefit your mental...

Are You Aware of Your Inner Critic

Are You Aware of Your Inner Critic

Are you aware of the power of negative thoughts and the havoc they wreak? One enlightenment for me is how easy it is to dwell on the negative. "The research found that the average person has between 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, and of the thousands of thoughts,...

Mental Health Boost After Bucks Win, Fans say Wisconsin United

Mental Health Boost After Bucks Win, Fans say Wisconsin United

MILWAUKEE —Tens of thousands of fans followed along for the Bucks NBA Championship run. Whether it was at watch parties, bars, living rooms or at the victory parade Thursday. "This is important for not just the city of Milwaukee, but the city of Racine, Kenosha, the...

See Me! When You Are Invisible to Yourself

See Me! When You Are Invisible to Yourself

There is a television commercial that features actual patients who have psoriasis. The patients share the emotional pain they feel at being minimized by their disease. They do not feel as if they are actually being seen by others. They believe that all others see is...

Good Mental Health and COVID-19 – Part II

Good Mental Health and COVID-19 – Part II

Greetings, I hope this information finds you to be in the best of health as we all find ourselves continually challenged by the COVID-19 virus.  Now one year into the pandemic, we had to make some major lifestyle adjustments to stay safe such as testing, wearing a...